About My Faith

The most important thing about me is my faith.
I have been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. He shed that blood on a cruel cross to pay for my sins. Because of that, I am a child of God, I will live forever in heaven praising Him.

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What I believe:
 The Bible is the Word of God. It is true in totality. It has no contradictions, has no faults. I may not understand it, but my human mind cannot understand all there is in those words.

2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is inspired by God...

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword...and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Isaiah 40:8
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.

 Jesus Christ is the only Son of God. He is perfect, He sacrificed himself to pay the debt for my sins.  He came to earth, born of a virgin, to save any man, any woman, any child who chooses to accept Him as their Savior.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Philippians 2: 9-11
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

There is one God. He created the heavens and the earth. He controls all things and knows all things.

There is one way to God. One. Way. And that Way is Jesus Christ. If there were any other way to God, why on earth would He sacrifice His only Son?

1 John 2: 23
Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

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There are different denominations, and some are right, some are mislead. I do not hold to the theory that if we don't believe the same doctrine, you aren't going to heaven. The only thing we must agree on, is the way to God. I personally worship as a Southern Baptist.

How I became a Christian
The word Christian has been used in more than one way. To denote someone other than a Jewish person and another as a way of church attendance. The only real Christian is  one who is "born again." That meaning saved by grace, by asking Jesus to be the Lord of your life, and accepting Him as your personal savior.

When I was 14, I attended a revival at a local church. Up until that time, I attended church sporatically. When the service was over, some gathered in a Sunday School room to pray and as we prayed, I felt something was terribly wrong. I didn't know what, and didn't understand exactly what what going on, but what was happening was conviction by the Holy Spirit. I wrestled with it for another day, and attended the services again the next night. Someone mentioned my being saved the night before, but that just didn't feel right. I was so confused. I went home that night, and prayed in my bed for salvation. I cried out to God to save me from a devil's hell. I have no doubt whatsoever that He did. And since that time, I have felt His urging, and have heard His voice in my heart countless times. I have even asked him simple questions such as "Lord, where are my keys?" and He has always answered. I may have to wait a while, I may not think He's answering, but He always does it in His time. His ways are perfect. I didn't understand much about God, didn't know all the steps you are "supposed" to take. All I know is that I cried out to the Lord and He saved me.

Acts 2:21
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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As I've tried to walk a Christian life I haven't always or even mostly been successful. That old sin nature raises its ugly head daily. But I've tried to allow God to use me for furthering His kingdom by teaching Sunday School, leading youth and children's choirs, by teaching my children, and now by donating quilts to a local hospital's NICU. All Christians are called to be witnesses for Christ.

Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, (your home town) and in all Judea (your state) and Samaria (your country) and to the end of the earth.(foreign lands)
Notice it reads you will, not you should. Do I measure up? Absolutely not. Do I want to? You bet.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I love you. For realz. Your testimony rocks. And you backed it up with scripture. LOVE IT! There are some people who "profess" but don't act like it. Then there are others that I can just "tell" are saved before I even get around to casually bringing up Christ. It's like a believer's spirit bears witness with anothers....my point is...if I didn't know you, and had only "happened" upon your blog...I would SO know that you are a born-again Christian by your works. The Bible says, "Faith without works is dead," and in another passage talks about knowing other believers by their fruits, or their works. Your actions (aka "fruits") speak volumes, dear!!!! Praise the Lord for people like you! Love you!

Belinda said...

The same thing could be said of you Michelle. Thank you so much sweetheart for your kind words. I love you too. Very Very much!